In Epsiode #115 JSB looks at how social media responded to the Pope in Ireland, and also analyses some media from the event.
Pope in Ireland > 7 trending hashtags, a Papal selfie and, mixed emotions In September 1979, we had a Pope in Ireland. Pope John Paul II arrived in Ireland to a 1.5million-strong catholic welcome. Fast-forward 39 years and a third of the audience showed up in person, but there was a whole other audience not taking up space in the Phoenix Park, Croke Park or Knock Shrine. This audience is the digital kind and they had lots to say! As with many trending topics, I decided to take a deeper look at the social media conversations by analysing the big data